Iron Hill’s Downtown Hershey location is proud to announce 5-OhMG, a dry, light-bodied Kölsch, that was proudly brewed in collaboration with the Derry Township Police Department. This beer does more than taste great. For every pint sold, Iron Hill Brewery will donate $1 to support the local law enforcement initiative to provide a tourniquet for every officer on the force.
Iron Hill hosted a ceremonial first pour on Tuesday, September 17. Members of the Derry Township Police Department participated in the event and were on site to talk with guests. The brewery donated 20% of food purchases, and an extra $1 for every OMG BLT purchased during the event. In addition to the first pour contributions, the brewery also partnered with the police department in the development of commemorative shirts. The shirts are $20 can be purchased by contacting the police department while supplies last. Proceeds from the shirts directly support the department.
In addition to participating in the event, members of the police department participated in making the beer. Chief Warner, along with Officer Rode, Officer Mowery, and Detective Herr worked with brewers at Iron Hill in pouring the grain, and mixing and raking the grain prior to initiating the fermenting process.
Chief Warner commented on the partnership, “When the folks at Iron Hill approached us about hosting this event to raise money for a needed piece of equipment for our officers, we were very appreciative and had fun participating in the process. The money raised will help us equip every officer and community service officer with a tourniquet, which can save lives. We have worked with other community partners and residents in the past to help purchase certain items that might not make it into the budget and we are always very humbled by the support we receive.”